Class Reunion
                     
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Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.

- Elizabeth Zimmerman

Class Reunion

After my Garden Party sweater came out, a number of people told me they'd love to see something similar, but without the ruffles, and maybe longer in back.

So here it is ... ta-da! ... and this sweater has so many of my favorite elements - a shawl collar, nice stitch pattern and a long lean back that curves up to an easy open front.

It's worked from the top down with raglan sleeves and in a striking diagonal lace.

The garter-stitch collar and border begins with a provisional cast on. It's worked along with the sweater body and shaped using short rows (the easiest possible - they have no wraps, no yarnovers, no slips and no knit-togethers) that also add a pretty design element.

To fit chest sizes: 30 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53)"
In determining appropriate size, the wearer’s back width and upper arm circumference are as important as chest measurement.
Sweater shown is size 37" worn with 1" ease.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (a lofty light worsted with 137 yd / 125 m per 1 3/4 oz / 50 g skein)
in Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed) or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora):
7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Shown in Eden dove.

Needles & Notions: Size 7 / 4.5 mm needles, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch and in pattern stitch after washing and blocking. Measure swatch washed and blocked as stitch pattern may open up.

Skills used: Reading charts, simple lace pattern, provisional cast on, pick up and knit.

Available as a pattern download for $7, or as a kit

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